Voiced velar lateral affricate
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The voiced velar lateral affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɡ͜ʟ̝, though in extIPA ɡ͜𝼄̬ is preferred. This consonant exists in the Hiw and Ekagi languages.


Features of the voiced velar lateral affricate:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Ekari [example needed]
Hiw qē [kʷg​͡ʟɪ] 'dolphin' Contrasts with /r/ in recent loanwords.[1]

See also


  1. ^ François, Alexandre (December 2010). "Phonotactics and the prestopped velar lateral of Hiw: resolving the ambiguity of a complex segment" (PDF). Phonology. 27 (3): 393–434. doi:10.1017/S0952675710000205. ISSN 0952-6757. S2CID 62628417. Retrieved 20 January 2024.